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Cooke City Part III 3/10

After finding deep and stable snow the day prior, we decided to go check out the numerous 2,000ft avy paths off Woody Ridge that we had been looking at across the valley. With a large number of lines to choose from, all easily accessible from the ridge top, all ten of us headed up the […]

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Cooke City Part II 3/8-3/9

We were eager to get back out after the previous afternoon’s glimpse of Cooke City’s potential. Brett, Ellen and Cam were excited about a shot they had spotted off Woody Ridge south of town. The rest of us decided to go up to the south ridge of Henderson Mountain to go check out a zone […]

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Cooke City Part I – 3/6-3/7

One Man, One Machine – Cooke City local I wish I could claim that Cooke City was on my radar for years, but that would be a lie. The first time I heard the name Cooke City was in a January email from Garrett titled “RIP Canada -> Cooke City”. The infamous Canada hut trip […]

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Heavens Halfpipe – 2/14/21

The dry spell that made up the start of the winter has ended, but its affect on the snowpack has not. Things are an unstable mess. With pretty much all steep terrain off-limits, the same few standard low angle runs in the Cottonwood canyons have grown a little bit boring. I was excited then when […]

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Swan Mountains Yurt Trip – 12/27-12/31

Skied deep pow Hucked big cliff Made tower of Power out back – Me Thanks When Gabe reached out about a yurt trip to the Swan Mountains in northern Montana around the holidays I was dubious. Scary weak layers and frostbite, or powder skiing in the Wasatch? Tough trade-off. Luckily, the appeal of spending 5 […]

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Desert Thanksgiving – 11/21-11/29

After 8 months of squeezing adventures into long weekends, I decided to use the week of Thanksgiving to finally take a week off work. I headed down the first weekend for a couple of days of biking with friends. My only other desert biking experience was a heinous day riding Mag 7 last spring where […]

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First Snow of the Year – 10/25

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Desert Weekend – 10/10-10/12

No large write-up or grand adventures, just a photo dump from a three day weekend in the desert. Itinerary:* North Face of Castleton Tower * A day climbing in the Creek (Reservoir Wall)* An exploratory evening run in The Needles district of Canyonlands (ended up at Druid Arch)* A morning run up Mt. Tukuhnikivatz (approached […]

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North Ridge of Mt. Stuart – 8/28

Facing mid-summer heat and dangerously bad air from the California fires (after spending 2+ hours sheltering under rocks from lightening, I can confirm the phrase “historic lightening siege” is accurate) Taryn and I decided to Seattle for a week to visit friends and check out the Cascades. I took Friday off work and in keeping […]

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The Evolution Traverse – 8/16

It’s a lost, or it’s kind of an ignored idea, the idea of magnificent failure rather than a mediocre success Peter Croft Like many great climbing goals, I’m not sure exactly when the Evolution Traverse first came onto my radar, but with a few amazing traverses under my belt (namely the Cirque Traverse in 2018 […]